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Postby CrashOverrid3 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:15 pm

Well I have Suggs now so hopefully he gets hurt.. because otherwise I may actually have a decent rb.
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Postby moonhead » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:17 pm

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The New York Jets got the running back help they needed Monday, acquiring Lee Suggs from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive back Derrick Strait.



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With Curtis Martin on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of a lingering knee injury, the Jets were desperate to get another back on the roster. Derrick Blaylock and Cedric Houston were taking most of the plays at running back, but neither is the type of player who can shoulder the entire rushing load.

Martin's future is less certain. He underwent surgery on his right knee in December, and has yet to recover fully. He has yet to practice, and reports have said he has a "bone on bone" condition in his knee. But Martin continues to rehab, and said last week he wants to play this season.

Suggs hasn't been able to stay on the field for the Browns, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. At various times in his pro career, Suggs has been sidelined by injuries to a shoulder, neck, toe, ankle and thumb.

The speedy 6-foot, 213-pounder appeared in only seven games as a rookie because of a shoulder injury he sustained at Virginia Tech. In his final game that season, he ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Suggs won a starting job in training camp in 2004, but hurt his neck in the final preseason game and was inactive for the first three games of the regular season. He returned to play in seven games before missing three straight with a toe injury.

He finished '04 with 744 yards and two touchdowns.

Suggs hurt his ankle during the preseason last year and missed Cleveland's first two games. He dressed in Weeks 3 and 4 but injured his thumb and was inactive for six weeks.

Suggs has rushed for 1,048 yards and four TDs as a pro.

Strait was a third-round pick in 2004 but has been a backup in his two NFL seasons. During camp, he moved over to safety in the absence of Erik Coleman, out after an appendectomy. Strait had 31 tackles last season, but has yet to notch his first career interception.

"It's a great opportunity for Derrick," said his agent, Michael Lartigue. "They know what kind of player Derrick is. Lee Suggs is a great running back. It's a fresh start, change of scenery for both Derrick and Lee."

Strait will bring some immediate and needed depth at cornerback for the Browns.

Daylon McCutcheon recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and may not be back in time for the Sept. 10 season opener against New Orleans. Gary Baxter strained his left pectoral muscle on the first play from scrimmage Thursday in the preseason opener in Philadelphia and is expected to be out three to four weeks.


but suggs is? what has he shown? i don't understand this move.
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Postby CrashOverrid3 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:22 pm

Me either man..

I swore Blaylock ran the ball pretty well, and Cedric didn't do too bad last year.. but I guess the office needed something different
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:32 pm

I think this is a very good deal for the Jets. Suggs could be a full-featured back if he can stay healthy. Granted, staying healthy is a big question mark with him but Strait is nothing but depth. Seems like a small price to pay for Suggs' potential.
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Postby PurpleHaze » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:34 pm

Derrick Blaylock ;-D
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Postby tomkatt » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:38 pm

Amazinz wrote:I think this is a very good deal for the Jets. Suggs could be a full-featured back if he can stay healthy. Granted, staying healthy is a big question mark with him but Strait is nothing but depth. Seems like a small price to pay for Suggs' potential.


Well said, exactly the way I see it.
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Postby onnestabe » Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:41 pm

Amazinz wrote:I think this is a very good deal for the Jets. Suggs could be a full-featured back if he can stay healthy. Granted, staying healthy is a big question mark with him but Strait is nothing but depth. Seems like a small price to pay for Suggs' potential.


I'm also sure the Browns were happy to get rid of Suggs' injury headaches in exchange for someone who could fill in for McCutcheon until he comes back.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:31 pm

Looking at this from a standpoint concerning Browns running back depth, this move really doesn't effect Droughns' value. But it certainly effects the backups. At this point I'm starting to wonder if Jerome Harrison, who has impressed in camp and scored a receiving TD in the preseason game, is the new backup to Droughns. Or does William Green still have any backup value in a deep league?
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Postby mystykoekaki » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:51 pm

SWEET NEWS! ....Just picked up Suggs in my league. Hopefully he is the starter, which I think he'll be.
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Postby Vixtor » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:07 pm

I doubt Suggs would end up starting anytime soon for the Jets. How is he any better than Blalock or Houston?
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